K-Pop band NCT 127’s new single “Simon Says” opens up with a sample of the Haka, and NZ fans aren’t happy.
Several Twitter users have criticised the use of the haka in the song, with one insisting that they should “leave other cultures alone”.
@SMTOWNGLOBAL hello. can you please delete the haka at the beginning and reupload the video? the inclusion of the haka is hurtful towards some of your fans.
— dee-dee (@psychids) November 22, 2018
Why is no one mentioning the beginning of the Haka in NCT's new song Simon Says? I'm not losing it right? anyone else hear it?
— Jess. #mono (@theBestofMe53) November 22, 2018
Honestly as a polynesian i am pressed yall think you can cancel whatever you want. If it was NCT tryna do the haka i still wouldn’t be mad bc im glad they are appreciating my culture.
— 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘢 (@byunskjm) November 22, 2018
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not entirely sure how I’m feeling about NCT using a haka at the beginning of Simon says?
— 🧐 (@raviolijouster) November 22, 2018
What do you think?
Source: NZ Herald
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